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Integrative Medicine Research

shutterstock_210545374This page summarizes research on integrative medicine compiled by Dr. Lawrence Rosen, an expert in pediatric integrative medicine and medical advisor to The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center ®


1. AAP Task Force on Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Provisional Section on Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine. The use of complementary and alternative medicine in pediatrics.  Pediatrics. 2008 Dec;122(6):1374-86.

2. AAP Committee on Children with Disabilities: Counseling families who choose complementary and alternative medicine for their child with chronic illness or disability.  Pediatrics 107: 598-601, 2001.

3. Birdee GS, et al: Factors associated with pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb;125(2):249-56.

4. Birdee GS, et al: Clinical applications of yoga for the pediatric population: a systematic review. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Jul-Aug;9(4):212-220.e1-9. 

5. Braun CA, et al: Adolescent use of complementary therapies.  J Adolesc Health 37: 76e.1-76e.9, 2005. 

6. Cohen MH, Kemper KJ: Complementary therapies in pediatrics: a legal perspective.  Pediatrics 115: 774-780, 2005. 

7. Cohen MH, et al: Pediatric use of complementary therapies: ethical and policy choices.  Pediatrics 116: e568-e575, 2005. 

8. Eisenberg DM, et al: Unconventional medicine in the United States: prevalence, costs, and patterns of use.  N Engl J Med 328: 246-252, 1993. 

9. Eisenberg DM, et al: Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997: results of a follow-up national survey.  JAMA 280: 1569-1575, 1998.

10. Evans S, Tsao JC, Zeltzer LK: Complementary and alternative medicine for acute procedural pain in children. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;14(5):52-6.
11. Gasalberti D: Alternative therapies for children and youth with special health care needs.  J Pediatr Health Care 20: 133-136, 2006. 

12. Groenewegen PP, et al: Vitamin G: effects of green space on health, well-being, and social safety.  BMC Public Health 6: 149, 2006.

13. Highfield ES, et al: Integration of complementary and alternative medicine in a major pediatric teaching hospital: an initial overview.  J Altern Complement Med 11: 373-380, 2005.

14. IOM Committee on the Use of Complementary Medicine by the American Public: Complementary and alternative medicine use in the United States.  Published January 12, 2005.

15. Irvine KN: Greening healthcare: practicing as if the natural environment really mattered.  Altern Ther Health Med 8: 76-83, 2002.
16. Kemper KJ: Complementary and alternative medicine for children: does it work?  Arch Dis Child 84: 6-9, 2001.
17. Kemper KJ: Holistic Pediatrics=Good Medicine.  Pediatrics 105: 214-218, 2000.

18. Kemper KJ, et al: Holistic pediatrics: a research agenda.  Pediatrics 103 supplement: 902-909, 1999.

19. Kemper KJ, O’Connor KG: Pediatricians’ recommendations for complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies.  Ambulat Pediatr 4: 482-487, 2004.

20. Maas J, et al: Green space, urbanity, and health: how strong is the relation?  J Epidemiol Community Health 60: 587-592, 2006.

21. Maizes V: Revisiting the health history: an integrative medicine approach. Adv Mind Body Med 18:31-34, 2002.
22. Miller WL, Crabtree BF: Healing landscapes: patients, relationships, and creating optimal healing places. Altern Complement Med 11 Suppl 1: S41-S49, 2005.

23. Rosen LD: Integrative pediatrics: the future is now. Altern Ther Health Med. 2009 Sep-Oct;15(5):12-4.

24. Rosen LD: Integrative Pediatrics: Past, present, and future.  Explore 2: 455-456, 2006.

25. Sampson M, et al: Randomized controlled trials in pediatric complementary and alternative medicine: where can they be found?  BMC Pediatr 3:1, 2003.

26. Vohra S, et al: Integrating complementary and alternative medicine into academic medical centers: experience and perceptions of nine leading centers in North America. BMC Health Serv Res 5: 78, 2005.

Last Updated 6-10-2016



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